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Singapore To Make H1N1 Flu Shots Voluntary Amid Side Effect Concerns

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Singapore, yet to feel the onslaught of the H1N1 influenza virus, has decided to make vaccinations voluntary. Once available, the vaccine is to be sold at general-practitioner clinics, similar to the way drugs against the seasonal flu are handled. The Ministry of Health said it decided to make the shots voluntary because the vaccine might have side effects not yet discovered. The ministry noted the 1976 problem in the United States when people developed Guillain-Barre syndrome after being given a vaccine rushed into use. (Click here for more
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